Colombo: The Dambulla Giants kept their title hopes alive after defeating Colombo Stars by 6 wickets in the Eliminator match of the Lanka Premier League on Sunday. The Giants will take on the losing team of the Qualifier 1 match between Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators in Qualifier 2 on Monday. After restricting the Stars to 145/6 in their 20 overs, the Giants chased down their target in 18.5 overs.
Dushmantha Chameera got the Stars off to a great start with the ball by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella on the very first ball of the Dambulla Giants’ innings. The Stars stayed in the game by taking the wicket of Sandun Weerakkody in the fourth over, reducing the Giants to 20/2. However, Philip Salt, Janith Liyanage and Najibullah Zadran chipped in with scores of 32, 56* and 34 respectively and ensured that the Giants walked off the ground as winners of the match.